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The Open-Ended Questions

A. Please answer the following questions as elaborately as possible. (Remember, this part is only a requirement for your third to fifteenth character! However, if you want to have more input on where you character is sorted, then please answer #6!)

1) What would you consider to be your character's strengths, and your character's weaknesses? Elaborate on your answer.

  • Ever since her parents' deaths, she doesn't really think of the strengths she may have. She's brilliant, sure, but that's honestly about as far as she can go. She's not even resilient - Lord knows she's crumbling after losing her parents.
  • She's thought a lot about her weaknesses. She's a coward - she hasn't been able to deal with her parents' deaths, let alone visit the house that was once her home, not even when she had to get all her belongings from there. She doesn't talk about her feelings, she refuses to acknowledge that she needs help and that she's just falling into a deep dark hole. She's just not in a good shape right now.

2) What goals and objectives has your character set out in their life? Is it to be successful and rich? Is it to find happiness? Why?

  • She just wants to be strong enough to step into a cruise ship, or at the very least the house that was once her home. She can listen to her father's records and read his old novels, but not walk into the house? That doesn't make sense.

3) What's their ideal way of spending a free day? Why so?

  • She'd likely spend it well, writing bits for her father's unfinished novels, while listening to his old records.

4) If your character could only keep 5 possessions, what would they be? Why?

  • Her father's old vinyl records, as they have a deep, significant meaning to her.
  • Her father's old vinyl record player, because what good would it be to have the records but not the player?
  • Her journal, since she does need to write all her emotions somewhere, plus the bits fro her father's unfinished, unpublished novels...
  • The last picture she took with her entire family, back when they were four and not two... she misses them a lot, there's no denying that, and when the guilt and pain is nearly overwhelming... she likes to look at it.
  • The key to her old house, because to this day... she still holds out hope she'll be strong enough to step inside.

5) What one thing would your character change about the wizarding society? Why?

  • She doesn't really care about the rest of society. For hell's sake, she can barely even hold her life together, imagine changing the rest of society?

The Sorting Quiz

B. Select the option that best fits your character. (Remember, this part is a requirement for every character you make! Please bold the answers from an IC Point of View, and mark in italics the answers from the OOC Point of View.)

1) Which type of spell is most useful?

A. A Complex Spell
B. A Spell Of Control
C. A Combat Spell
D. A Healing Spell

2) What is most important to you?

A. Grades.
B. Getting your way.
C. Life.
D. Friends and family.

3) What would you do if a teacher caught you cheating?

A. I'm the person people cheat off of.
B. I wouldn't get caught; I'm too slick.
C. I would deny the accusation until the teacher gives up.
D. I would 'fess up, apologize, and accept the consequences.

4) What matters most to your character?

A. Wisdom
B. Reputation
C. Success
D. Friendship

5) What's the best way to get things done?

A. Putting together a qualified team and completing the task efficiently.
B. Trick someone else into doing the work for you.
C. Get some friends together and lead them in the task.
D. The right way, no matter how long it takes.

The Character's Background

1) Give a description of your character's personality. Are you noble or sneaky? Arrogant or Humble? Anything about your character that might help the Sorting Hat decide. (Don't worry, you can copy this onto your character page later!) (Remember, personality must be at least one paragraph long for the first two characters, two paragraphs long for the third to eighth characters, and three paragraphs long for the ninth to fifteenth!)

Once a jovial, happy-go-lucky girl, all that remains of Aileadh is her shell. She died the day her parents did, there's no denying that. She tends to spend most days alone now, if she's not dragged out by either her brother or his friends. Her parents were her everything, and she quite frankly blames herself and her brother for what happened on that trip, which explains the unfortunately frequent nightmares she experiences. For fuck's sake, she could have held on and saved her parents from falling into the goddamn ocean. But she couldn't. She was too weak. She still is, in her opinion. Unfortunately, everything she feels, she's known to not bring up. Her feelings and thoughts are her own, she sees no need to tell them on. It's why she resolved to writing them down, on a locked away journal she keeps in her bag every day. She writes in it a lot, along with poetry and little bits from novels her father once wrote and she's determined to publish, in his honor. She's becoming like her father, she's painfully aware, from her sudden love to local and foreign words alike (and their respective meanings) all the way to her love for classical music, even if she prefers the Eurovision Song Contest at times on end. She's a carbon copy of her father - it's a little scary, at least to anyone who knew the man well. She understands that's why her brother rarely even looks her way anymore - let alone pushes for a conversation. Thus, she keeps to herself in her room, away from the vast majority of humanity. She's got ESC to keep her entertained in the mean time, regardless, so she'll be alright.

2) Write about the history of your character. How did they grow up? Is there an incident that made them the way they are? etc. (Again, you can copy this onto your character page later!) (Remember, history must at least be two paragraphs long for the first two characters, three paragraphs long for the third to eighth character, and four paragraphs long for the ninth to fifteenth character!)

Aileadh Armstrong is the youngest child - and only daughter - of Gareth and Caitlín Armstrong. The pair were Hogwarts sweetheart, both being Slytherins, while Gareth was the seeker for the Slytherin team while he was at Hogwarts and Caitlín was effectively head cheerleader. She was the most vocal supportive supporter of the Slytherin team. Gareth and Lin started dating in their third year and stayed together for the rest of their Hogwarts years, when Gareth proposed on their graduation day. Lin happily agreed.

Gareth went to play as seeker for Puddlemere United while Lin became a housewife. Things continued like that for around nine years when they decided they wanted a child. So they tried for about three months before Lin became pregnant. Nine months later, they had their oldest child and and only son, named James. Around six years later, the couple had another child - a daughter - named Aileadh. Aileadh was a happy accident and not even James knows that. Aileadh herself never found out. That secret was closely guarded by the parents. They didn't have anymore kids, and while Caitlín continued to care for the kids, Gareth continued to play for Puddlemere.

The Quidditch Playing didn't last long though, after a certain point Quidditch players start to expire. And after 18 years of playing for Puddlemere, Gareth reached his expiration point when he broke his arm, wrist and shoulder all at once. Puddlemere payed for his medical bills, but it wasn't like they needed to. The Armstrongs were ridicululy wealthy after 18 years of a professional quidditch career. Aileadh was two at the time, so she doesn't remember any of that. All she remembers is seeing her father far more often after that.

James left for Hogwarts at 11, thus leaving Aileadh as the "only child" Gareth and Caitlín had. Aileadh and James had been very close, at least as close as a six year gap between a girl and boy reasonably permitted. She liked playing princess, he was already feeling too cool for his sister since he was learning magic. Regardless, they kept an... understandable relationship. He bought her candy, she didn't bother him. They watched movies together, they kept their distance when they got tired of each other. In that aspect, Gareth and Caitlín were lucky.

Though there had been that common knowledge that Aileadh was magic (how could she not be?), she didn't actually experience it until she was eight. James had had his magical sign at that age, so it wasn't too surprising that Aileadh did, too. While James lit his mother's hat on fire in a rage after his father's career-shattering injury, Aileadh's first magical sign was more peaceful. Her parents had been having one of their fights, she magically made the vinyl record player begin playing her father's favorite artist - The Beatles. She successfully put a halt to their argument, though unbeknown to her, it continued as soon as she went to sleep that night.

Like her brother, she began to attend Hogwarts at the age of eleven. She was sorted into _____, which she's been a part of ever since. She'd always been a quiet student, super shy, and often kept to herself. Those mannerisms were only reinforced after she lost her parents during Winter Break, in her third year. Her brother had been able to land a job as Puddlemere United's seeker, finally moving out of the minor league he'd played in post-school. As a celebation, the family made the most of the fact that it was also Winter Break, and took a cruise in the Atlantic. Unfortunately, the trip ended in disaster.

One night, during a major storm, the Armstrongs were out walking on the deck, which in theory should have been completely safe (at least according to James, but Aileadh had known it was a bad idea), and would have been alright had a rogue wave not tilted the ship dangerously, sending the Armstrong family over the side. James grabbed onto the side of the ship, and held on tight, pulling a muscle in the process. He was able to grab Aileadh, too, and haul them both onto the deck after the ship righted itself. Their parents, on the other hand, hadn't been so lucky. They were nowhere to be found, their bodies never recovered.

James' arm recovered while Aileadh was forced to return to Hogwarts. When it did, he finally went on to play for Puddlemere United (Aileadh is surprised he didn't lose his place in the roster) and took his sister in as her legal guardian. Aileadh isn't used to the change, she doubts she ever will be, as she still isn't over her parents' demise. Her coping mechanisms included listening to her father's old records and writing pieces for the novels he'd written and she'd found, as they'd been able to keep all of the possessions that remained back home.

Even though she lives with her brother and part of his team now, she still tends to have the urge to visit the house that's technically her brother's now, but she's not ready. She's really not.

3) Write about your character's appearance. What do they look like? Are you planning on using a certain model for your character? If you already have a picture in mind, you can put it here!

Her FC is Felicity Jones.

4) Is your character a Pure-Blood, Half-Blood or Muggle-Born? Do you have any notable magical relations? (Remember, you cannot be related to important Harry Potter characters!)


5) Does your character have any special magical abilities? Or special abilities in general (photographic memory, etc.)? Is he or she of a different magical race, such as Veela, Vampire, Werewolf or the like? Part or half of that magical race counts! (Remember, you cannot have a character with special abilities/of a different magical race as one of your first two characters!)


6) What year is your character in?

Fourth year

OOC Questions

C. These do not affect what house you're sorted to, but everybody must answer them!

1) Is this your first character?

A. This is my first character.
B. No, this is not my first character.

2) If your answer to the previous question is B, how many characters do you have? How many of them are "exotic" (of a different magical race/have a special ability)?



Ravenclaw crest.png The Sorting Hat has placed Aileadh Armstrong into Ravenclaw!

"Or yet in wise old Ravenclaw,
If you've a ready mind,
Where those of wit and learning,
Will always find their kind."

because we are best friends, right, right, right? 18:09, April 4, 2017 (UTC)

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